Donate Online

There are many ways to give

The demand for services like First Step continues to grow. Consider supporting First Step via one of the ways listed below or contact our development office at 734-656-0730, to discuss an idea of your own!

By Mail

You can make a gift via check or credit card by mailing your information to:
           First Step
           44567 Pinetree Drive
           Plymouth, MI 48170


Visit First Step’s secure donation page where you can make a one time or reoccurring donation online.

Become a monthly donor by joining First Step's Circle of Peace. Monthly donations provide support all year long for the changing needs of survivors and the agency.

In Person

We strongly encourage donations be taken to our  Wayne Facility located at 4400 Venoy, Wayne MI 48184. Drop-off times are Monday-Friday 10:00a to 4:00p. (After hours by appointment only.)

If you prefer to take donations to the Plymouth office, drop-off times are WEDNESDAYS ONLY, 10:00a to 4:00p. (After hours by appointment only.)

USED items WILL NOT be accepted at either location.
CLOTHING, new or used, unless otherwise specifically indicated on our wish list, WILL NOT be accepted at either location.

If you are interested in becoming more involved in supporting the work of First Step, please contact our development office at 734-656-0730.

Wish List

Our Wish List contains items that First Step and the families we serve could use the most. Visit  to purchase needed items from our Amazon wish list or visit our wish list page to see the most up-to-date needed items.


If you want to host a fundraiser or event to support First Step please give us a call, 734.656.0738. We can help with ideas, First Step marketing materials, and send a First Step representative to your event.

Donation Drives

If you want to host a donation drive to support First Step check out this list of items we accept and often need throughout the year! Call 734-722-1772 if you have questions, need First Step informational materials, or want to coordinate drop-off at our Wayne office.

Gift Cards

Gift Cards are a much needed item at First Step! The most needed gift cards are for Meijer, Kroger, Walmart, and gas stations. If you would like to donate gift cards to First Step you can mail them to our Plymouth office (44567 Pinetree, Plymouth MI 48170) or drop them off at our Wayne and Plymouth offices. Please include the amount of each gift card and any relevant receipts or codes needed to activate.

ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness)

ARK (Animals Receiving Kindness)

First Step's ARK program allows survivors staying in shelter to bring their pets with them. The ARK is a spacious, heated building with an indoor and outdoor play area, providing a safe haven for pets on the property of our residential shelter. Concern for their pet's safety often prevents survivors from leaving their abusive environment. The ARK helps us remove this barrier. You can help us ensure that no pet gets left behind by donating to the ARK Program today!

Kroger Shopper's Card

Link your Kroger Shopper's Card to First Step with Kroger Community Rewards. 
Selecting the organization that you wish to support is as simple as updating the Kroger Community Rewards selection on your digital account.
1. Sign in to your digital account.
2. Search for your organization here.
3. Enter the name or NPO number of the organization you wish to support.
4. Select the appropriate organization from the list and click “Save”.
Kroger donates annually to participating organizations at no added cost to you.


Creating a Facebook Birthday Fundraiser is a great way to support First Step by getting your friends and family involved! When it is your birthday you just have to follow Facebook's prompts to create a birthday fundraiser in honor of First Step.  Any donations made through Facebook are fee free and are donated directly to First Step.

Matching Gifts

You can increase your gift to First Step by making use of your company's matching gift program.

If your company is eligible, request a matching gift form from your employer, and send it completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest. The impact of your gift to First Step may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.

Planned Giving

Gift by Bequest, Trust, or Gift Annuity

A planned gift illustrates an appreciation and commitment to First Step’s mission and a desire to provide stability and continuity to help victims of domestic and sexual violence in Wayne County. In addition to supporting First Step’s long term plans to serve survivors, planned giving often provides significant financial benefits to the donor. These benefits may include substantial tax deductions, as well as other benefits available depending on a donor's circumstances and objectives.
Click here for our planned giving brochure or call our development office, 734-656-0730, if you have any questions.


If you are interested in donating stocks/investments to First Step, please call our development office, 734-656-0730, to discuss options and start the process.

Donate Your Vehicle

Donating your car, motorcycle, boat or camper can help you make a significant impact in eliminating domestic and sexual violence in our communities.

Our vehicle donation program is an easy, secure and cost-free way for you to support First Step and receive a tax deduction for your generous gift.

From the pick up to the sale of your vehicle - we handle everything from start to finish. To learn more contact us at 855-500-RIDE (7433) and we will help you with the donation process from beginning to end.

Ready to donate? Click here!